Draft Activities List 2022
Semesters – First, early February to late June; Second, early August to end November.
International affairs – Gerry Engwerda, five sessions over 5 weeks, zoom only
- Tibet – the British, the Chinese and the explorers
- Eastern Europe after the collapse of the USSR
- The great world population decline
- The origins of the English language
- Burma – why it matters.
Possible continuation of Sustainability – Bruce Key, also zoom only.
Astronomy – Peter Lazarus, 3 sessions every 2 weeks from 15 February, zoom only
The Moon and its effect on Earth
Marine and aquatic science – Dan Ierodiaconou and Deakin colleagues, Joan Powling,…, hybrid.
Japan under the Shoguns, 3 or 4 sessions at 2 weekly intervals, face to face – Peter Hankinson
One-offs – all face to face only
Impressions of Egypt – Bill Gardner.
Homer, the Iliad, the Odyssey and Jason and the argonauts interpreted through a trip to Greece – Bill Gardner.
Fossil bed at Spring Creek – Bill Gardner.
Kew Gardens – John Sheeley
Book presentation – Wendy Scarfe
Votive Nails – Chris How
Physics for Fun – Robyn Archer
Tips for Public Speaking – Katy Jeans
Mark Twain’s World Tour 1895-1896 – Peter Hankinson
Field Naturalists Group. – Jan Mitchell
An introduction to Philosophy – Keith Purdie, 6-10 classes @ 2-week spacing
Computers and smartphones – Robyn Harlock. Up to 14 classes.
IPhones and IPads. 6 classes
Computers. 8 classes
Geology of Western Victoria – Bill Gardner and John Sherwood, 3 classes as a joint effort.
Presentation by Bill Gardner of a talk by Ross Cayley.
Upper Wimmera catchment geology, a landscape 500 million years in the making
Cultural diversity in Warrnambool – TBD. 6 sessions/themes. Our Multicultural Community – List to be confirmed but – Chinese, Thai, Dutch, Gunditj, Sudanese, Indian.
Social support and interactions in Warrnambool – Robyn Harlock. 16+ sessions of presentation followed by discussions.
Joe-Anne Nicholas – Project Director (Manager, OzChild Western region)
Mark Powell – WRAD Operations Manager
Brophy Youth Services
The United Nations System – Peter Dexter. 6 sessions, to include individual research and input to discussions. Probably semester 2.
Small group activities
Mah Jong – Barb Phipps
Cryptics – Barb Phipps
Book club – Barb Phipps
Fine music – Peter Hankinson
Film appreciation – Peter Hankinson
Anita Hoekstra recital
Julie McErlain and partners recital
Phillip Shaw choirs
Warrnambool History Walk
Fossil bed at Spring Creek
Heritage Works – Glenys Phillpot; re Pioneer Board – introduction to early Warrnambool Pioneers
Warrnambool Art gallery
To be confirmed